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Monday, September 03, 2012

Quilt Cam Binding Time!

I'm ready to put a binding on the Nearly Completely Insane quilt!

I've trimmed the quilt up.
I've cut my binding strips.
I have a sleeve piece ready.
I've got a label to attach!

I'm going to leave the QuiltCam up for about an hour or so----

*Note* If it says OFFLINE below -- you missed it! It's live streaming, not a recording, so you can't play it back like re-runs, you'll just have to join us next time!

Wanna join me?

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71 comments:

Sandie said...

You ave sound, and stalkers....! I have been lurking by the computer waiting, Just in case!

Colleen said...

I can see and hear you! Love your quilt top! BTW went to Hillsville and bought a vintge machine. He is white and dark turqouise with chrome 'Classic' form Japan. He sews a mean straight stitch. I also came away with some crumb blocks in 40's fabrics hand sewn on fabric foundations.

gail.designs said...

I'm on. But not sewing yet
Gail in Verona VA

Anonymous said...

You have sound!

Valerie said...

Yes, sound. So good to see you again. Guess I'll get one more hour of hand stitching tonight!

Vicki said...

Yes you have sound

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Florida stalker here...LOL...pretty scary that I JUST logged on JUST knowing you would be here! Can't stay - supper's almost ready - sound is FINE....have run so I can get back to my 36 more minutes with Needle & Thread :)
Lynn in Florida

Sharyn Hutchinson said...

Yes there is sound. Welcome home!

gmp said...

Yes, sound is on.

Andee said...

I started Spoolin' Around today...pictures on fb and my blog :) I have several friends that are doing it too and we are trading fabrics to make it even more fun!

Anonymous said...

Have sound.
Sherry in NY

Lora Martin said...

You have sound! Thanks for the label tip. I fuse my computer-generated label before I quilt, but now I'll leave some room for a handwritten signature.

marsha said...

I'm watching MY Bonnie from Indiana.

Marylou said...

Bonnie,

So glad you're back, but I know you had a wonderful time. One question, how long will we be doing the leaders and enders spools?

Thanks, MaryLou in Texas

Donna T said...

I see you are using your Sew Mate Table. I just got one last week. I love having the flat surface to work on. Thanks for the tip on where to find it. It will work with any machine I get, so it will last for ever.....

Kris said...

Hi Bonnie -

I am working on my "hour of hand sewing" while watching.

Kris from North East Crazy Quilters

Kim said...

Wait!
You quilted it all today?????

Wowser :0)
Nice going.
Happy Sewing

quiltma said...

I agree on doing the binding by hand. I have a HARD time doing any machine binding... To me binding is so relaxing and when it's all done it is great to give it a great big snuggle as I say a prayer for the future owner.

Lynn Taylor said...

What kind of iron do you use? I seem to never be able to find one that irons flat!

Sandra Henderson said...

Hey bonnie! LOVE the blue!~ love it. You are amazing. You make me want to FINISH things.
I made a quilted bag to take to Aiken today. Getting so excited!~ See ya soon.

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh, yay!~ Get to see how you do your label while doing binding!~ cool!~
My friend Gail in Macon got TWO Featherweights at an auction today!~ TWO!~
Trying to talk her out of one....

Anonymous said...

Oh my,,I thought I invented the oroning board for resting my quilt on,,,I have never seen anyone else do that..LOL.welcome home..
Latrelle in Ga.

latrelle42 @yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you are back!!! and the quilt web cam is on!!! When I saw you on facebook, I called my friend in Indiana to watch too!!
I love the background music, your sewing room and quilts on the walls!!!

Mirtes from Orlando - Florida

quiltma said...

Do you ever do the corner square method on the top corners on wall hangings to use to slide your dowel rod into to use as a hanger...If needed I add loops where needed to slide dowel through to keep center of quilt supported.

Tamara Liddell said...

http://www.quiltguilds.com/texas.htm
Here is a list of Guilds here in the State of Texas

Bonnie said...

Hi bonnie this bonnie t. From va. What size did you cut you the square for your lable?

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie - You said your seam is 3/8 in. for sewing on the binding. I missed it if you said why. Thanks! Teresa

Bonnie said...

Hi bonnie this bonnie t. From va. What size did you cut you the square for your lable?

Christy Rogers said...

What was that seam guide that you use to measure just now?

diana569 said...

The yellow shows up so much better on quilt cam! So glad you had great and even bettern that you are back on quilt came again!

Christy Rogers said...

I was also wondering what the name if the seam guide that you used to measure you needle position just now.

Suzys Zoo said...

What machine is Bonnie using?

Valerie said...

Now I can really see the blue with the yellow. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Do you wash your fabrics before starting a quilt?

LizA. said...

Does Dave support your quilting and ever give an opinion on something you're making?

I'm very excited, my friend and I are talking about doing the Alaska cruise with you next summer! Woo Hoo!

Julie said...

Oh Bonnie, don't worry about the quilt in front of the camera - awesome to see some of the details up close! Beautiful quilt!!

Vicki said...

I stand in awe of you, Bonnie! I can only "think" of making that Nearly Insane quilt!! And, you've almost finished it. WOW!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you sew the binding to the top as you quilt it on the longarm? That's how I always do it because a huge quilt is too bulky for me to use on my regular sewing machine.
Betty

Anonymous said...

From Di in TN: Noooo! I want that Brother! It needs to join my herd of Brother sewing machines - I have at least six! :)

kwiltnkats said...

Finally able to watch you live. In MD visiting. Time difference too much to catch you on west coast. Hi Sandi

Jan said...

Headed from TX to Indiana for quilt camp. I will be making your story time stars in a Halloween theme. There will be 52 of us having a great time for 3 1/2 days. No phone, no family interruptions, and all meals prepared for us. HEAVEN!

Pam said...

You are coming in loud and clear in Australia.
Really enjoying sewing with you

Suzys Zoo said...

And how are you managing all that binding? Wound on a spool, accordion-folded, or some other method?

Anonymous said...

What is the patternname of the quilt over your long arm, behind you, It is so pretty!!

Leeanne said...

I feel like I am standing your your studio watching, very cool! Liking your music too. I have my ipod playing away on shuffle when I'm quilting. Hi from Leeanne in New Zealand!

Sandy Beach Sewing said...

No, she's MY Bonnie....lol

Misha said...

My first chance to see you live, woot!!!

Anonymous said...

From Di in TN: Yes, it was a Brother - my yellow Tweety. Decorated it with Tweety stickers. LOL I'll have to look and see the various colors I have. I even made a Tweety pin cushion.

Susan Perham said...

I am watchig and pulling fabric fo Saturday's workshop in Aiken!

Anonymous said...

WOW,,that machine can fly...you do your binding just like me...

Latrelle in Ga.

Crystal said...

Welcome back from Bali Bonnie! I am mentally preparing myself to start my own Nearly Insane quilt. Did you paper piece yours and if you did how in the world did you figure what number when where? Thanks Crystal

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, I love your work. Do you take lots of vitamins? Your energy level is amazing.
Regina

Anonymous said...

I love all the colors of the quilt, it's beautiful, and I agree about the blue binding. Awesome. When you mentioned blue on your blog, I figured it would be the best. Wish I had the patience to start a quilt like this one, love it. Kathy

Ann Mary Wagner said...

Someone at a quilt store told me to use the detergents (I think it might be from Bounce)that absorb color when washing batiks. The ones that advertize you can wash reds and whites together.

Ann Mary

preludetoaseam@gmail.com

Vicki said...

With my Nearly Insane attempt....I got about as far as making the book into a spiral version! LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Up in northern Wisconsin, enjoying your live stream. How often will you be doing this?

gail.designs said...

Bonnie, I bought the Singer 15-91 in the wonderful cabinet at the Verona Antq. Mall yesterday. I was surprised it was still there. It sews a nice stitch and I can't wait to make something with it. Thanks for posting about it and it you want to visit it, just let me know ;-> Spent today cleaning and polishing it, like a new penny.
Gail in Verona, VA

Thimble lucky sewing said...

Hey Bonnie , I didn't join in on doing the 3 1/2 bow ties as leaders/enders but I've started the spools .Just couldn't resist ! How long did you do the bow ties as a leader/ender & how long will we be playing with these cuties ?

Karen said...

When your thread breaks or you come to the corner do you backstitch to secure the end of your line of stitches?

Kim said...

Did ya forget your sleeve?

Kim:0)

Kate said...

Hi from California, where I am busy quilting my RRCB on my DSM. Who needs a gym membership when you have a giant quilt to shove through the machine! LOL, love it. Kate

Anonymous said...

At an estate sale bid on a Featherweight 221, missed it but got a Singer 99 instead. At the Singer Dr right now for its check up

Chris in Tacoma

Linda said...

Missed you tonight...getting ready for school in the morning...kids arrive.

Misha said...

I went outside briefly to look at something and came back in just in time to hear you read my comment. Great seeing you, Bonnie! I also heard you say something about a 403 earlier but didn't quite catch it...I own one that my Mum passed down to me. It was a wedding present from my dad's folks to her!

Dorothy Matheson said...

Glad you are back. I was able to crochet a small item that I will use for Christmas gift. I need a bunch more so I am doing them in my hour a day.
Really need to get these done.
Dorothy

wendy said...

I caught it. Took me a minute to realize wit the kindle fire that I had to upload upstream. It worked perfectly. Thanks so much for the cut off the tip of triangle (top., batting and backing) . I cant for my next binding.

Misha said...

Also, I had to look up that pantograph you used...I don't have a long arm but it's still fun to look at them and try to figure out how to use some of the curves/turns for FMQ!

http://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/product/je-t-aime/

LindaTN said...

Thank you, Bonnie! I enjoyed your live stream.

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

Hi Bonnie, I found your live cam always off-line. What a pity! You last broadcast was very late in night - or early morning - we had 4 a.m. Could you be on-line in different time, please? I would love to see you and hear you alive.

Shirley said...

Well said. Me too. Shirley

marsha said...

Wish I could watch you on quilt cam, but with our "rotten" dial-up internet I watch videos at a halting one-word-at-a-time rate. It is more freeze frame with open mouths than talk and motion. I see from other comments that you cut the corners also. I have found that makes a neater corner. I am doing many, many corners because I am in the process of doing 30 to 40 wheelchair quilts for our nursing home, so am getting much better at binding. I like your 3/8" border - I just gauge 1/4" with my walking foot and have a wider border on the back. An even 3/8 would be much better. Now I have 1/4" and about 5/8" on the back.